The best thing and only good thing about the return of cold weather is the return of the squirrels!
For 3 winters they've built their home in my window box, then they leave in spring. I had wire mesh around a plant to protect it from them, but they destroyed the plant and decided the mesh would make a good basis for a home filling it with leaves, paper, plastic bags etc.
I love having them there and they're fun to watch, scratching, washing, playing, drinking rainwater from the ivy leaves. Of course I fell in love with them and got to be able to tell them all apart.
And this is possibly my all time favourite squirrel photo, aren't they gorgeous?!